MNode-class {dataone}R Documentation

Provides R API to DataONE Member Node services.


MNode provides functions that interact with a DataONE Member Node (MN). A MN is a repository that provides access for reading and writing data and metadata using the DataONE MN service API. The MN API includes functions for retrieving data and metadata based on its unique persistent identifier (pid), as well as for creating, updating, and archiving these data and metadata objects.


Methods that perform write operations (such as createObject and updateObject) on the MN generally require authentication. For MNs that have implemented the DataONE API version 2.0 and higher, these operations can utilize an authentication token to provide credentials for write operations in DataONE. The authentication token is obtained from DataONE (see your account profile on See the vignette("dataone-overview") for details. Alternatively, the version 1.0 approach of using an X.509 certificate in a default location of the file system can also be used. This certificate provides authentication credentials from CILogon



The url to access node services, which is the baseURL plus the version string


See Also

dataone package description.


## Not run: 
cn <- CNode("STAGING")
mn <- getMNode(cn, "urn:node:mnStageUCSB2")
mnid <- mn@identifier
# Have Dataone create an identifier for you (requires authentication)
newid <- generateIdentifier(mn, "UUID")
# Create an identifier manually
newid <- paste("urn:uuid:", UUIDgenerate(), sep="")
testdf <- data.frame(x=1:10,y=11:20)
csvfile <- paste(tempfile(), ".csv", sep="")
write.csv(testdf, csvfile, row.names=FALSE)
f <- "text/csv"
size <-$size
sha256 <- digest(csvfile, algo="sha256", serialize=FALSE, file=TRUE)
sysmeta <- new("SystemMetadata", identifier=newid, formatId=f, size=size,
    checksum=sha256, originMemberNode=mnid, authoritativeMemberNode=mnid)
# Upload data to DataONE (requires authentication)
response <- createObject(mn, newid, csvfile, sysmeta)

## End(Not run)

[Package dataone version 2.2.1 Index]